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Prime Minister of Jamaica - Bruce Golding
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to the establishment of a Council of Ambassadors as a new mechanism they hope will lead to the effective implementation of decisions taken in the efforts to deepen the regional integration movement.




Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner says an initiative to rebrand national carrier Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) and Air Jamaica Ltd—which it acquired on May 1, 2010—is premature at this stage.

CAL's logo is a hummingbird in flight and its tagline is "The Warmth of the Islands" while Air Jamaica's logo is Jamaica's national bird, the Doctor Bird, characterised by its long tail and pointed beak.

Warner, who is the line Minister for the national carrier, said he received an e-mail, which was circulated internally by CAL, asking staff to participate in a competition to design a new logo and tag line for the carriers.

ImageUS agricultural organizations, state farm bureaus and the US Chamber of Commerce have joined forces in support of a bill that would ease the current US embargo against Cuba, allowing food to be exported to the communist-ruled Caribbean island nation. The bill, which was approved by the House Agriculture committee earlier this month, is opposed by many Cuban-American groups who fear the opening would bolster communist rule.

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (right), and former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, view an exhibit on display at Devon House, Hope Road, in St. Andrew, during the re-opening of the newly refurbished historic landmark on July 26.
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Kingston has begun to record improvement in visitor arrivals, following a fall-out resulting from the West Kingston unrest in May.

This comes as welcomed news for the capital city's tourism product, which Mr. Bartlett, last month, said was dented by the unrest, losing significant business in its aftermath. He pointed out then that occupancies at a number of hotels were weak, declining by as much as 50 per cent.